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GVA per hour worked is a measure of labour productivity. It measures the efficiency of labour input (hours worked) used in the production process.

Quality adjusted hours worked are derived from estimates of hours actually worked, obtained from the Labour Force Survey. Quality adjusted hours worked captures changes in the education and experience of the workforce, and changes in overtime, standard weekly hours, leave, and part-time work.

The positive relationship between GVA per hour worked and quality adjusted hours worked indicates that as hours worked increases, the value per hour worked also increases. When GVA per hour worked grows at a faster rate than hours worked, this indicates productivity is the driving change in output growth.

You are able to track the relationship between GVA per hour worked and hours worked over time by selecting an industry (click it on the graph or select in the filter) and clicking the play button on the bottom left hand corner.

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